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23 Things Only Russian-Americans Will Understand

Born in the USSR, but raised in the U.S. of A.

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12. Doctors, especially psychiatrists, were considered charlatans.

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Unfortunately, your parents don't believe in "depression" or "mental problems." To them, what you're suffering from is an incurable sickness of the soul.

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14. The holidays were a confusing time for everyone.

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Between American Christmas and Russian New Year, no one knew what traditions to celebrate or when to give out the presents. Especially if you also celebrated Chanukkah.

15. You spent your summers in camps where your assignment was to inhale enough fresh air to last you all year.

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But really you spent most of the time using card games as a way of flirting with other Russian teens.

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